George Orwell's 1984 Part One Quiz

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  • 1. 
    This society manipulates all aspects of its population's lives. In the first sentence, the author immediately sets the tone of the novel with which opening line?
    • A. 

      It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

    • B. 

      Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions.

    • C. 

      The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats.

    • D. 

      BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.

    • E. 

      Winston kept his back turned from the telescreen.


  • 2. 
    What is the reason Winston takes the stairs up to his flat, rather than taking the "lift"?
    • A. 

      He's afraid of confined spaces.

    • B. 

      There is no electricity due to the economic drive and preparations for Hate Week.

    • C. 

      It is seldom working.

    • D. 

      He wishes to avoid seeing the Big Brother poster.

    • E. 

      B & C


  • 3. 
    How does the government try to control everybody?
    • A. 

      Through the use of telescreens which hear and see your every move.

    • B. 

      By having Police Patrols look into people's windows.

    • C. 

      The thought police.

    • D. 

      Use of children who act as spies and report their parents

    • E. 

      All of the above.


  • 4. 
    What is Winston's address? Where does he live?
    • A. 

      Victory Mansion. Air-Strip One. Eastasia.

    • B. 

      Victory Mansions. Air-Strip One. Germany. Eurasia.

    • C. 

      Victory Mansions. London. Air-Strip One. Oceania.


  • 5. 
    Where does Winston work?
    • A. 

      Ministry of Truth

    • B. 

      Ministry of Plenty

    • C. 

      Ministry of Love

    • D. 

      Ministry of Peace


  • 6. 
    What is the first thing Winston writes in the forbidden journal?
    • A. 

      April 4th, 1984. I'm not sure this is even the correct date.

    • B. 

      April 4th, 1984. Down with Big Brother! Down with Big Brother! Down with Big Brother!

    • C. 

      April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks.

    • D. 

      April 4th, 1984. I need to connect with O'Brien.

    • E. 

      April 4th, 1984. typical prole reaction they never--


  • 7. 
    The bold-faced dark haired girl with the Junior Anti-Sex League sash has what effect on Winston? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      She unnerves him, baffles him, frustrates him.

    • B. 

      She intrigues him, entices him, confuses him.

    • C. 

      She enlightens him, calms him, soothes him.

    • D. 

      She disgusts him, scares him, excites him.


  • 8. 
    Which of the following does NOT occur at The Two Minutes Hate?
    • A. 

      The face of Emmanuel Goldstein flashes onto the screen.

    • B. 

      People scream and throw things.

    • C. 

      People are prostrate with prayer for Big Brother.

    • D. 

      There is hypnotic-like chants for Big Brother.

    • E. 

      People inflict pain on each other.


  • 9. 
    After writing "Down with Big Brother", who knocks on Winston's door?
    • A. 

      The Thought Police.

    • B. 

      Mr. Parsons

    • C. 

      Mrs. Parsons

    • D. 

      Syme

    • E. 

      Tillotson


  • 10. 
    The children call Winston a Eurasion spy, threaten to vaporize him, and are upset about not being able to go see WHAT?
    • A. 

      The movies in Victory Square.

    • B. 

      Their father at work.

    • C. 

      A hanging.

    • D. 

      A parade.

    • E. 

      Spy training.


  • 11. 
    Victories over your own memories or "Reality control" or  To know and not to know, to use logic against logic, to hold and believe simultaneously two contradictory opinions, is known as WHAT?
    • A. 

      Vaporization

    • B. 

      Newspeak

    • C. 

      Ingsoc

    • D. 

      Doublespeak

    • E. 

      Physical jerks


  • 12. 
    Comrade Ogilvy is
    • A. 

      A fellow worker in the Fiction Department.

    • B. 

      A war hero-turned-traitor who evaded capture and disappeared.

    • C. 

      Winston's neighbor in the Records Department.

    • D. 

      A fictitious person created by Winston for a rewritten Times article.


  • 13. 
    What is NOT true about Syme?
    • A. 

      He is working on the eleventh edition of the Newspeak dictionary.

    • B. 

      He asks Winston if he has any razor blades.

    • C. 

      He is too intelligent and therefore Winston believes he'll be vaporized.

    • D. 

      He lacks discretion.

    • E. 

      He admires Parsons.


  • 14. 
    What is NOT true about Katherine?
    • A. 

      She and Winston were/are married.

    • B. 

      Winston says she was tall, fair-haired, very straight, with splendid movements.

    • C. 

      Winston says she was smart and classy.

    • D. 

      Winston says she was a frigid sex partner, only wanting sex once a week to fulfill their duty to the Party.


  • 15. 
    Complete the sentence: If there is hope it lies with__________.
    • A. 

      Prayer.

    • B. 

      Submission.

    • C. 

      Emmanuel Goldstein

    • D. 

      The Proles

    • E. 

      None of the above. There is no hope.


  • 16. 
    Who were Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?
    • A. 

      Among the last survivors of the original leaders of the Revolution.

    • B. 

      Friends of O'Brien.

    • C. 

      Fictional characters created by Winston in a Times rewrite.

    • D. 

      Musicians employed by the Ministry of Peace.


  • 17. 
    Choose the best answer: To be able to say that 2+2=4 represents _____________.
    • A. 

      Freedom

    • B. 

      Abandonment of Ownlife

    • C. 

      A rejection of Individualism

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      Complicity


  • 18. 
    If one wanted to learn more about the past, where would he go?
    • A. 

      To the abandoned, forbidden libraries.

    • B. 

      To the Prole sector.

    • C. 

      To the Ministry of Truth


  • 19. 
    What do Proles and animals have in common?
    • A. 

      They are free.

    • B. 

      They are regularly sacrificed.

    • C. 

      They are stupid.

    • D. 

      They are easily trained.


  • 20. 
    What does Winston purchase from the junk shop where he previously had purchased the journal?
    • A. 

      Some black dye to color his hair.

    • B. 

      A turquoise gem that reminds him of his mother.

    • C. 

      Three packages of razor blades.

    • D. 

      An old LIFE magazine.

    • E. 

      A coral paperweight.


  • 21. 
    What is it about the room upstairs that fascinates Winston?
    • A. 

      It does not have a telescreen.

    • B. 

      It looks just like his mother's old room.

    • C. 

      It contains a secret staircase.

    • D. 

      It cannot be seen from the outside.


  • 22. 
    Who does Winston see as he leaves Charrington's shop?
    • A. 

      A woman who reminds him of his mother.

    • B. 

      A woman that IS his mother!

    • C. 

      The dark haired girl from the fiction department

    • D. 

      Tom Parsons

    • E. 

      The thought police.


  • 23. 
    Who does Winston believe says to him in an image, "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness"?
    • A. 

      Charrington

    • B. 

      Syme

    • C. 

      O'Brien

    • D. 

      Tillotson

    • E. 

      Big Brother


  • 24. 
    What bothers Winston about the nursery rhyme song in his head?
    • A. 

      It seems to be hypnotizing him into submission.

    • B. 

      He cannot remember the last verse.

    • C. 

      The dark-haired girl was humming it.

    • D. 

      It seems to be a secret code and he needs to figure it out.

    • E. 

      It makes him nauseous.


  • 25. 
    The War Slogans are: War is_____Freedom is _____Ignorance is _______
    • A. 

      Inevitable. Seldom. Slavery.

    • B. 

      Peace. Seldom. Slavery.

    • C. 

      Peace. Slavery. Strength.

    • D. 

      Peace, Strength. Slavery.

    • E. 

      RIght. Truth. Strength.


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